Is there any way I can share content and the link to the content to Google+ the way Facebook does, using just an URL?

With Facebook feed dialog, I can share content title, description and the URL. Is that possible with Google Plus? I did some searching and only found sharing of URL.


You can use the Google+ Share Link

The share link is intended for native client applications, Flash applications, highly privacy-sensitive sites, and others who may not be able to use the +1 or share button. Adding the following markup to your site will include a simple icon which will pop open a share dialog for your visitors.

<a href="https://plus.google.com/share?url={URL}" onclick="javascript:window.open(this.href,'', 'menubar=no,toolbar=no,resizable=yes,scrollbars=yes,height=600,width=600');return false;"><img src="https://www.gstatic.com/images/icons/gplus-64.png" alt="Share on Google+"/></a>

Note: Replace {URL} with the URL of the page you want to share. You must properly escape any user-generated content that may occur within {URL}

If you just want a raw link, you can just use


Just make sure you properly escape the "{URL}" value.

The only other thing you can add besides the URL to share is the language code for the language to be used on the share page.

  • 1
    See also: stackoverflow.com/q/7157411/21960 – ale Mar 2 '13 at 16:23
  • Thank you, I knew about stackoverflow's topic. However I can't see where should I add my textual content. If I press the G+ icon I get a popup with a "Add a comment" text area. How I can I open this popup with a message already in it? That was I meant with the word "content". This is something that can be done with twitter, for example (and FB, of course). – xpanta Mar 2 '13 at 16:39
  • 2
    From the Google page on this topic, that doesn't look possible. It also jives with things I've heard them say, specifically they don't want G+ to turn into another place where people just pipe the same content; they want it to be unique. – ale Mar 2 '13 at 16:45
  • Do not use alt on the <a> - use title instead – wscourge Jun 15 '18 at 5:12

protected by Community Aug 26 '13 at 21:22

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.